1,341 ft
Distance
24 ft
Climb
-165 ft
Descent
00:08:22
Avg time

Periodic Detention Details

  • Riding Area
    Smithfield
    Cairns
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Drier months, avoid in wet season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #51914 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2017

Periodic Detention uses some parts of an old downhill track that was once used for races in the olden days. A new section has been built to use a ridge around the water storage tank on the road up to Jacob's Ladder. The track is old school with some technical features including a drop, ride down a skinny ridge, some rock rides and a steep shute to finish. It can be ridden from the flat at the top of the Whiskers climb but is best when forms part of the Rocky Dingo/Myndas descent through Croc Teeth, Croc Slide and then jump onto the track at the end of the right hand berm. A good way to finish a ride if you live on the Smithfield/Trinity side.

Access Info

Water Tank Road off Captain Cook Highway

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Periodic Detention bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -141 ft
  • Altitude min
    152 ft
  • Altitude max
    302 ft
  • Altitude start
    300 ft
  • Altitude end
    159 ft
  • Grade
    -10.542%
  • Grade max
    -27.513%
  • Grade min
    13.766%
  • Distance climb
    234 ft
  • Distance down
    1,065 ft
  • Distance flat
    42 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:22
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Status:
on Mar 16, 2018
Variable
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to periodic-detention trailhead (-16.814250, 145.689570)
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Periodic Detention Trail Reports

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Mar 16, 2018 @ 4:40pm
Mar 16, 2018
Pretty sweet with just a bit of mud in the last 15 metres.
Dec 29, 2017 @ 2:19pm
Dec 29, 2017
Dry and clear right through
Oct 2, 2017 @ 8:50pm
Oct 2, 2017
Dry and running very fast except for mud right at the bottom due to the leaking water reservoir
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